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Folklore

Discover the old myths and tall tales handed down over the generations from our ancient lands…

The Devil in Derbyshire

K.B. GODDARD explores Derbyshire's surprising folklore links with the devil...

How Finn McCool made the Giant's Causeway

This Saint Patrick's Day, JANET QUINLIVAN tells the story behind one of Northern Ireland's Giant's Causeway

Pearlin' Jean: A Ghost Story Of Umpteen Variations

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MJ STEEL COLLINS looks at Pearlin' Jean, Scottish ghost legend, which has many versions, each as scary as the other!

The Dark Side of Magic: Witches and the Sidhe

AMY VAN DE CASTEELE takes a look back at the time when witches and fairies were anything but the fodder of children's stories

Stoney Middleton’s Dark Past

Guest writer K.B. GODDARD takes a look at one of England's most spooky villages, Stoney Middleton in the Derbyshire Dales

6 Strangest Beings from Scottish Highland Folklore

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MJ STEEL COLLINS reveals creatures that might be encountered in a good Highland folktale

The Sea Tombed Village of Singleton Thorpe

BARRY McCANN looks at fascinating story of the fabled submerged village of Singleton Thorpe reputedly near Blackpool in Lancashire

Boggart Hole Clough – what is a Boggart?

boggart hole clough - what is a boggart?
BECKY KEANE tells us about the Legend of Boggart Hole Clough in Manchester

The Evil Ghost Vicar of Ratcliff Wharf

St Anne's Church, Limehouse
EDDIE BRAZIL looks at the construction of urban folklore horror in the form of a murderous vicar from London's east end

Otta F Swire, Scotland’s Forgotten Folklorist

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MJ STEEL COLLINS looks at the little known Scottish author Otta F Swire and her amazing Herbridean folktales

Big Cat Sightings of North West England

Big Cat Sightings of North West England
BECKY KEANE takes a look at mysterious big cat sightings in North West England

Britain’s weirdest May Day rituals

May Day Rituals
It's May Day so POLLYANNA JONES is going to tell us about some of the UK's more bizarre rites of spring

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Attacked by a UFO: The Robert Taylor Incident

A Livingston man walking his dog found himself under attack from an alien spaceship on day in 1979. RICK HALE tells the story...

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